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Farra, Betterman Join NKF Tenant Rep Team in Seattle

NKF is expanding its Pacific Northwest team with the addition of Charlie Farra as managing director and Matt Betterman as associate director in its Seattle office. Farra and Betterman are tenant representation specialists in the downtown Seattle market.

Both join from Colliers International, where Farra served as vice president and Betterman was most recently an associate. Farra handled such clients as Dorsey & Whitney, Sonos, Blue Bird Bio and Alliant Insurance. Betterman’s client experience includes Eye Associates Northwest, ECONorthwest, RealPage, Lightpress and World Justice Project.

NKF’s Greg May says, “Seattle is an exciting region that continues to attract high-profile corporations as well as major investment capital. We are building this team with strong talent to ensure that we are well- positioned to make a difference in this market.”

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